The pencil drawings or pencil sketches found in this collection show the specific features of what is typically the foundation of the finished piece by Elle Smith. The artistic sketches are later completed as celebrity portraits, but the collection below displays the artist’s skill set through just the use of charcoal pencil alone.
The sketches are presented in a "Guess Who" format to provide a delightful deliberation of who they represent.
"Creating a sketch is an essential first step prior to painting a portrait. It feels amazing to be able to create a sketch that shows the person’s facial expression. The ability to sketch “time” with a charcoal pencil is an amazing gift. Sketching a human face needs more specific detail than animals even though at times they can be just as expressive as humans.”